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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99
When the Western mass-media talk of conversion to Islam, we are bombarded with accounts of vulnerable people brainwashed into a culture of extremism. However, in reality, the vast majority who convert are well-educated, liberal in outlook, and doing so as the result of a long-considered and heart-felt decision. What is more, their numbers are growing.... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 15.95
Recognized by readers of his novel, The Taqwacores, as the godfather of American Muslim punk, Michael Muhammad Knight is a voice for the growing number of teenagers who choose neither side of the “Clash of Civilizations.? Knight has now written his personal story, a chronicle of his bizarre and traumatic boyhood and his conversion to Islam during... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts?a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values.... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 20.82
Hauptbeschreibung Die Diskussion über den Islam und die Rolle der Muslime im Land beschäftigt Deutschland vom Bundespräsidenten hinab bis zu den Stammtischen und mobilisiert unterschiedliche politische Lager. Vor diesem gesellschaftlichen Hintergrund werden hier breitenwirksame Vorstellungen über Islam und Muslime anhand der Islamdarstellung in Schulbüchern... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 30.00
Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until this book, his writings on religious reform remained unpublished in English. In this paperback version of the flagship English edition, esteemed academic Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one of his most important works,... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2012; US$ 15.99
Arguing that, from the very first dictionaries written by Christian missionaries to today's Arabism, Islam has been explained through simple parallels to Christianity that radically distort the prophet Muhammad's view of the world, this book follows a rigorous methodology in order to understand Muhammad's Islam. It arrives at the conclusion that the... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 84.00
Die Bedeutung von Stiftungen für die islamisch geprägten Gesellschaften der Vormoderne lässt sich kaum überschätzen. Stiftungen finanzierten an vielen Orten Einrichtungen der Armen- und Krankenfürsorge, religiöse Institutionen und Aufgaben der kommunalen Infrastruktur, sie dienten aber auch als Grundlage für den Zusammenhalt unterschiedlicher sozialer... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 181.00
This volume deals with Scandinavian converts to Islam, discussing the process of conversion as well as the converts' role in Muslim communities and in majority society. As Islam is a new phenomenon in Scandinavia, the story of the new Muslims becomes also a story of the development of Scandinavian Islamic ideas. The book examines the specific features... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 119.99
An examination of Islamic evangelism, or da'wah, as it has been interpreted and practiced by Muslims in the West. Beginning with a history of Islamic expansionism, the author traces the concept of da'wah from the earliest followers of Islam to new missionary strategies in North America. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 74.50
The thesis analyses the role of Muslim voluntary welfare associations in Jordan from the perspective of their religious discourse and the related social activities, to assess whether they contribute to empowerment or reinforce dependency more...